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By August 15, 2016 - 8:38am
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When does implantation occurs? How many days after sexual intercourse does it happen? And does the spotting kept on going for days? Does it stop? Anyone care to explain? Thanks!

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Hello Jeffery Lim,

Welcome once again to EmpowHER.

Anywhere from six to 12 days after fertilization, the quickly-growing embryo has moved down the Fallopian tubes to the uterus. It’s starting to need more nutrients, and the endometrium has filled in enough to support the embryo.

At this time, the embryo attaches itself to the endometrium,(implantation) where it becomes reliant on a mother’s body — for the first time — for nutrients and oxygen.

When the embryo implants in the uterus, it can disrupt tiny blood vessels in the spot that it attaches. This won’t cause any problems but some women will experience light bleeding, from pink to red to brown discharge.

Implantation bleeding is spotting, which lasts about two to three days, never increases to a flow, and goes away on its own.


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